MEET THE TEAM

ANDRÉS VILLALOBOS

FOUNDING Partner

Attorney at Law from the University of Costa Rica; Master in Registry & Notary Law from La Salle University with a specialization in Finance for family-owned and medium to large businesses in Central America, United States, and Canada. Has over 10 years of experience advising individuals and companies regarding real estate and financial transactions. His main focus is real estate, trust & financial–securities law, due diligence, innovation & technology.

Andres has led and advised real estate developments and blockchain technology projects and start-ups. He also has an extensive practice in regulatory and compliance matters within highly regulated financial sectors; including international regulations on fiscal and tax matters, anti-corruption and anti-money laundering (KYC / AML) rules and compliance for international business, commercial and financial operations.

Member of the Costa Rican Bar Association and The Costa Rican Association of International Law.

OMAR AYALES

FOUNDING PARTNER

Omar has developed a substantial legal practice in Real Estate and Corporate Law. He worked for a title company and large corporate firms in the country, especially in the Guanacaste Region. He advises for a broad range of individual and corporate, national and international clients.

Omar Ayales ILA Legal Costa Rica

VICTOR ZAPATA

Partner

Attorney at law and Master in Business Administration with specialization in International Business Transactions and Project Management. Has over 15 years of experience advising companies and startups in Latin America. His main focus is mergers, acquisitions, project finance, technology and innovation. Has led and advised projects in the technology sector on topics such as right to privacy, protection of personal data, cybersecurity, information security audits, technology related intellectual property, valuation of intangible assets, R&D and technology transfer, e-commerce and online management platforms. With experience in regulatory and compliance matters within highly regulated technology industries, including international regulations related to fiscal and tax matters, anti-corruption and anti-money laundering regulations in international transactions.

Former president of the Costa Rican Association of International Law, and member of the Latin American Council of International and Comparative Law. Former professor of Business Law and International Trade.

Guillermo Solorzano

PARTNER

Attorney at Law from the University of Costa Rica; Master in Banking and Financial Law with a specialization in Financial Markets and Securities Regulation and Government relations. Has over 25 years of experience advising Individuals, Financial Institutions and different Financial Investment, Financial Brokerage, and Financial Markets, and & Technology Firms, with strong practice in Mergers & Acquisitions.

Guillermo, has led multi-million dollar transactions, with first order Financial Institution and the Banking & Securities Regulation department of ILA Legal.

Former Legal Counsel for the National Stock and Securities Exchange of the Costa Rica and professor at the University of Costa Rica Law and Economic Science Faculties for over 10 years.

OUR TEAM

We are a team of experts and professional lawyers guided by our innovative, honest and service-minded founders.

Betzabé Alvarado

Associate

Lisbeth Solorzano

Associate

Alvaro Villalobos

Of Counsel

PAMELA GARRO

Accounting & Tax

Karina Tiffer

Paralegal

Sofia Raven

Paralegal